CYBV441 Cyber War, Terror & Crime


Cyber War, Terror & Crime

Course Description

CYBV441 prepares students to perform analyses of major cyber events to determine contextual relevance and possible threat actor intentions. Using case studies, students will conduct an analytic examination of the similarities and differences among discrete cyber events to determine whether an event presents as possible criminal activity, terrorist activity, or rises to the level of an act of war.

Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  • Define and explain the differences among cyber warfare, cybercrime and cyber terrorism.
  • Describe the threats and vulnerabilities both state and non-state entities face in cyberspace
  • Explain key norms, policies and laws that guide how nation-states operate in cyberspace
  • Reference key historical events and consequences associated with well-known conflicts in cyberspace
  • Detail the division of effort among both public and private sectors to secure and protect cyberspace

Course Objectives

The student will:

  • Describe and explain the differences among cyber war, terror and crime
  • Provide historical examples for reach type of activity
  • Improve academic writing skills through research and analysis
  • Demonstrate understanding of local, national and international organizations to prevent and prosecute criminals
  • Differentiate between the roles and responsibilities for protecting cyberspace among the public and private sector
  • Detail public/private efforts to make cyber a safer environment in which to live, work and engage
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of current international cyber norms, laws and policies